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CHOICES Intervention

CHOICES Curriculum CD Package

CHOICES Curriculum―CD Package
CHOICES: A Program for Women About Choosing Healthy Behaviors is an intervention for nonpregnant women of childbearing age and is designed to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies by addressing risky drinking and ineffective or no use of contraception.

The CHOICES Curriculum includes CD-ROMs for each of the following: Facilitator guide, counselor manual, client workbook, and a training DVD with videos demonstrating components of the intervention.

These materials are designed for use by professionals trained in behavioral health counseling who will be conducting the CHOICES program. Please preview the materials to see if they are appropriate for your purposes before ordering.
Facilitator Guide( [PDF – 8 MB]
Counselor Manual( [PDF – 2 MB]
Client Workbook( [PDF – 1 MB]

CHOICES Intervention Fact Sheet [PDF – 344 KB]
This double-sided sheet describes the risks of alcohol-exposed pregnancies, how these risks can be reduced through the CHOICES intervention, and how the intervention research has been translated into and improves public health practice. It also provides responses to frequently asked questions, lists citations for related publications, and tells readers where to go for more information.

Screening & Brief Intervention

Planning and Implementing Screening and Brief Intervention for Risky Alcohol Use: A Step-by-Step Guide for Primary Care Practices [PDF – 2 MB]
This guide provides a process and resources to help staff in any primary care practice to plan and implement alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) to reduce alcohol use, an evidence-based approach recommended for all adults, including pregnant women. The guide also presents information on risky alcohol use and how it can be addressed through alcohol SBI.

Curriculum Development

FASD Competency-Based Curriculum Development Guide for Medical and Allied Health Education and Practice
This curriculum development guide is designed to improve prevention, identification, and management of FASDs and can be used to develop educational programs and materials in a range of formats based on the needs of learners. Based on seven core competencies, it is intended for use with medical and allied health students and practitioners.

Guidelines & Recommendations

FAS Guidelines for Referral and Diagnosis [PDF – 612 KB]
These guidelines are intended to assist physicians and allied health professionals in the timely identification, referral, and diagnosis of persons with fetal alcohol syndrome.

Reducing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies: A Report of the National Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect [PDF – 6 MB]  [Accessible version] [PDF – 323 KB] [PDF – 274 KB]
This report reviews current evidence on prevention strategies to reduce alcohol use and alcohol-exposed pregnancies, provides recommendations on promoting and improving these strategies, and offers future research directions in the field of FASD prevention.

A Call to Action: Advancing Essential Services and Research on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders – A Report of the National Task Force on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effect [PDF – 4 MB] [Accessible version] [PDF – 323 KB]
This report highlights recommendations to improve and expand efforts regarding early identification, diagnostic services, and quality research on interventions for individuals with FASDs and their families.

U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Alcohol Use in Pregnancy [PDF – 229 KB]
This double-sided card contains the 2005 U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on Alcohol Use in Pregnancy on one side and Internet resources about alcohol use and pregnancy on the reverse side.

Available in two formats:
Bookmark [PDF – 73 KB] [Spanish] [PDF – 174 KB]
Fact Sheet [PDF – 229 KB]